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by Whatev
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 11175

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

It ought to be pointed out, though, given Randall's chosen analogy, that if you're ever in a situation where you're thinking of a stock like your child, you're doing it VERY wrong.
by Whatev
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2058: "Rock Wall"
Replies: 24
Views: 7156

Re: 2058: "Rock Wall"

Geocultists, seeking to tear away the walls that protect our world from what lies beyond!
by Whatev
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 41451

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I'm trying to figure out where Worrik is.
by Whatev
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1592: "Overthinking"
Replies: 26
Views: 6442

Re: Re:

As to the lateness in the literature in drawing a connection between smoking and lung cancer, I present a source from more than four hundred years ago. While his understanding of physiology was still stuck in the framework of the four humours, King James I was very emphatic* in pointing out that sm...
by Whatev
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11562

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

She missed Melange Spice.
by Whatev
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 35259

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Oh, man, Looking Backward. Though it's by far the older, the easiest way to describe it is as a leftist analogue to Atlas Shrugged. I remember when I got assigned that book for an American literature class--so many students were pissed about having to read that tripe that the professor and TAs actua...
by Whatev
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17864

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

Oh good, it's an anti-sports snob - hooray! It deserves to be reviled? Get off your high horse. You could trot out half this stuff about the movie and music industries (both horribly exploitative and responsible for some unpleasant people), but nobody suggests we all stop watching movies or listeni...
by Whatev
Wed May 28, 2014 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"
Replies: 70
Views: 21336

Re: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"

Seems to me the real problem here is expecting to get inebriated solely on alcohol content. Clearly the solution is to get our selves genetically modified so that we get drunk on trace amounts of hemoglobin which is not our own type (A, B, AB, O). That way we only need a small sip from, say, our hy...
by Whatev
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1337: "Hack"
Replies: 65
Views: 35938

Re: 1337: "Hack"

There's always a better hacker. Unless you're the best. Then there isn't.
by Whatev
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39759

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

The market was explicitly defined in the legal proceedings to ignore PowerPC-based Apple computers. Some monopoly there. PC makers bundle Windows because people prefer Windows to the alternatives, at least for now (and then). They tried putting Linux on some of them, and people didn't r...
by Whatev
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39759

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

The market was explicitly defined in the legal proceedings to ignore PowerPC-based Apple computers. Some monopoly there. PC makers bundle Windows because people prefer Windows to the alternatives, at least for now (and then). They tried putting Linux on some of them, and people didn't really buy th...
by Whatev
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39759

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

The market was explicitly defined in the legal proceedings to ignore PowerPC-based Apple computers. Some monopoly there. PC makers bundle Windows because people prefer Windows to the alternatives, at least for now (and then). They tried putting Linux on some of them, and people didn't really buy th...
by Whatev
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37155

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Are you referring to "wheelchair rugby league" or "wheelchair rugby?" The former is a derivative of rugby league designed to accomodate the relevant disability, hence the name, the latter is neither rugby nor football and if I had to hazard a guess is named "rugby" bec...
by Whatev
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37155

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

No, it's called football because it USED to be primarily about kicking. The game changed, but the name didn't. Alas, there are lots of people out there who like to be snarky about things they don't actually know anything about. Alas, it shouldn't be called football. But the F in NFL stands for &quo...
by Whatev
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37155

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Yes, I will bring this topic forward: http://i.eatliver.com/2009/3849.jpg And I will cut it short: it's called football because it's a ball game played on foot, not because your feet do something with the ball. Therefore all games played on foot with some kind of ball are some variety of football, ...
by Whatev
Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 46552

Re: 1056: Felidae

When the Germans encountered this problem, they solved it by naming their next iteration... the mouse.

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